To echo E-Jo, (belated) Happy New Year, StyleNation! Welcome to IPF 2014 and, more particularly, Research Leave at IPF North! That’s right. I get a break from teaching and service work for the next six months as I prepare to apply for tenure and promotion in the next year or so.
Today’s post, a bit of a catch-up from the end of last term, includes boots, bada$$ery, and a bit of a reveal. Here we go.
#1. Office Pyjamas as Teaching Wear
That’s right. I wore this to teach – but just in my 4th-year honours seminar – in late November. Because I couldn’t make myself care about wearing anything but this bada$$ ensemble.
Here’s a better bootal view:
Remember when Cougar boots were those tan coloured lace-ups that we wore undone so the tongues would flap around and show the red cloth lining? It was the ’80s. Cougar’s changed things up a bit since, it seems.
#2. Holiday Party – New booties and a reveal
Both janey_em and Rinty the Crusher informed me that my search for kick-ass black pumps for the A-Dubs-Hubs’s work holiday party would be fruitless. They said I should relent and get some damn ankle booties already. So I did. Possibly I will never wear these again as I am supposed to be retired from high heels. But they were too hard core to pass up.
In other news, I am pregnant, so that’s why I have a different belly than usual in these pic’s:
And now, to complete today’s Sei Shōnagon-inspired list,
Things that are Especially Rare
5. Blessed, blessed research leave
4. Wicked black pumps this winter
3. Regular posts on this blog (sorry!)
2. Holiday seasons during which I cannot consume booze (thank the goddess these are rare)
1. Canadian cities that are colder than mars
What’s especially rare in your life, StyleNation?
Also, is anyone else totally over booties, yet?